Russian Music Festival - Vancouver

Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music (Russian Music Festival)  was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to contribute to diversity in multicultural Vancouver society. The Festival is promoting music of many outstanding Russian composers, such as P.Tchaikovsky, M.Glinka, S.Rachmaninoff, S.Prokofiev, D.Shostakovich and many others.

The Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music is maintaining high professional level and is unique in its requirement - contestants need to perform one piece of a Russian composer or composers of former Soviet Union. The piece may be played on any instrument and the contestant may be of any age.

The Vancouver Festival is open to all participants irregardless of age or country of origin.

You can refer to the Festival Syllabus for choosing the music or to Syllabus of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Introductory to ARCT Levels).



Winners of Russian Music Festival

What people say about the Festival...

“...Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music - is a remarkable feast of Russian classical, folk and even modern music. It has a significant international role for the development of Russian musical culture around the world.
The Festival presents a unique opportunity for the students, parents, teachers and music fans to hear performances of high level by the musicians of Greater Vancouver area and its guests. The participants and guests can enjoy live Russian music culture by becoming part of the Festival.” – Honorary Consul of Russia in Vancouver, Aleksandr Bardin

“...Festival of Russian music in Vancouver is a new and exciting event in Canadian music culture. This is both enjoyable and educating for every student to discover all the best of Russian music: from classics, Glinka and Tchaikovsky, to soviet titans, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, through modern Schedrin and Shnitke.
The founder of this Russian Festival, Irina Jilina, can be proud and happy to bring out a new, fresh idea into Canadian, and now international stage, which attracts more and more students and teachers willing to participate. Great idea, great start, great future!”–  Concert pianist  Dr.Boris Konovalov